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Space Academy Competition Winners Announced

by Guest Blogger: SarahH 4. June 2009 09:36

30 East Midland’s students have been selected as Space Academy competition winners.  Each lucky winner will receive a fully funded place on Space School UK which is run at the University of Leicester in August. 

Over 75 entries were received all covering the required theme “So you want to be an Astronaut”, the competition brief also asked for the projects to be linked with the science the students are studying at school.  The project entries took many different formats from detailed and well researched essays to beautifully presented posters crammed with curriculum focused information.  Some of the more creative students produced rockets to display facts on astronaut training and how rockets work plus we even had a model of the moon!  The media savvy amongst the entrants produced high quality films to convey the required subject content. 

The judging panel consisted of Anu Ojha (Director of Education at the National Space Centre), Dr Tracey Dickens (Head of Space School UK) and me …Dr Sarah Hill (Space Academy Project Manager.)  We were impressed by the quality of the entries and the large amount of time students had put into researching and presenting their projects. 

We all hope that the winners thoroughly enjoy their time at Space School UK this summer and return to school in the autumn fully fired up for their STEM subjects. 

Guest Blogger: Sarah Hill

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